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She broke her mother’s nose, after hearing that her mother was planning to cancel the family’s subscription to a Korean drama channel on cable TV. For that, the Singapore Court ordered 24-year-old Narelle Olivia Phoon Rujun to be placed on 9 months supervised probation. Ms Phoon is reportedly jobless and suffering from behavioural problems. One thing she loved to do though, was watch Korean dramas. When she overheard her mother mentioning the possible cancellation, she exploded with rage. She warned her mother not to cancel...

Flightradar24 did not pick up any emergency signals from ‪#‎QZ8501. The signal was just lost at 23:12 UTC ((8.12am Singapore time). Indonesia AirAsia #QZ8501 was flying at 32000 feet over Java Sea when ADS-B signal was lost. There were several aircraft nearby the area where signal from #QZ8501 lost. 162 people were on board the plane  when it vanished this morning. Search and rescue operations...

  An Air Asia plane bound for Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia has gone missing. Flight QZ8501, lost contact with air traffic control at 7.24 am local time (8.24am Singapore time). 162 people are onboard the flight. The Airbus A320-200 plane was supposed to land at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 8.30am. Air Asia says that search and rescue operations are in progress. The plane lost contact when it was flying over the Java Sea, which lies between Indonesia and Singapore. ...

These children were handcuffed by officers from the Singapore Police Force because they “tried to run away”. The kids, who look like 8 to 12 year-olds, were arrested for theft. The Singapore Police Force has come out to say that they had to be handcuffed. The photo has made its rounds online, inciting responses ranging from embarrassment to anger amongst netizens. The Singapore Police Force did not clarify why police officers who are possibly 3 times older than the culprits could not control them in a more humane manner,...

More Singaporeans are turning to instant food due to long working hours. In the past 2 years, there’s been a 3 to 10 percent sales leap of instant and frozen food products. This was reported by local supermarket chains NTUC, Sheng Siong and Prime. Senior Director of Purchasing and Merchandising at FairPrice said that “The steady growth in sales suggests that perhaps with a busier and time-tight...

In a shocking expose, a private apartment in Singapore was found to housed 60 people simply by squeezing them into tiny, partitioned rooms. They’re living conditions are reportedly also shockingly dirty. The private apartment, which is located at Lorong 24 Geylang, had at one time up to 60 people living there. The owner partitioned the unit into 10 rooms to accommodate all 60 people. In reach...

Repeat offenders for illegal parking will be given higher fines. Singapore’s Land Transport Authority says this new fine regimes will begin from 2015. Motorists who receive their 2nd Notice of Traffic Offence within 12 months will have to pay a higher tier of fines. An example: A motorist who is caught parking a light vehicle along unbroken double yellow lines will be fined S$110 instead of S$70 if this is the second notice he has received within 12 months. The LTA said that between 2011 and 2014, about half of all illegal parking offences...

Former Miss Singapore Universe (2009) Rachel Kum has made a comeback into the spotlight. This time, as an unwelcome victim of Instagram’s recent purge of fake followers. For lack of a better description, the “local personality” has apparently lost more than 50% of her followers on the popular photo-sharing social media website – a plunge from 27,000 followers to 12,000. 29-year-old Kum wasn’t too forthcoming with local state media, saying that she’s not aware of the dip as she hadn’t checked her...

The woman’s dress had risen all the way to her waist, and one of the man had his hand down her panties. Both the men were touching her everywhere. That’s the account of an eyewitness who saw two men feeling up a woman in Admiralty near Block 406 on Sunday (21Dec) at around 8pm. The woman was said to be very drunk while the men were tipsy. They groped the woman, even though there were pedestrians, including children, around. The eyewitness also said that she shouted at the men to stop, but they refused. Police officers who...

Third-Party apps like Grab Taxi and Easy Taxi (and not the stupid LTA taxi app) have made it easier for Singaporeans to book taxis. They’ve also made it easier for commuters to cancel their bookings, which has enraged taxi drivers in Singapore. So much so, that the National Taxi Association is proposing a way of fining commuters who book taxis and cancel them at the last minute. It explained...

Watch out Singaporeans! If National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has his way, HDB officers and contractors will soon be able to enter your flat without your permission on the basis of investigating or performing repair works. Mr Khaw said that the HDB should have the power to forcefully enter residents’ flats for such reasons because residents are affected by neighbours who refuse to allow HDB to enter their homes to do necessary repairs. Amongst them, neighbours from lower floors who complain of leaking pipes. Mr Khaw wrote on...

If not for an alert auxiliary policeman, a playground filled with children and old folks could have been crushed to death by the actions of a drunk driver. Fortunately, the officer and a colleague were on patrol at the time of the near-death incident. On Friday night (19Dec), they spooted a black sedan car travelling on the pavement and heading straight for the playground. Frantically, the driver...

A former full-time national serviceman has been ordered to serve 10 days detention, after he drove a jeep without a licence. He crashed the jeep and ended up killing his close school friend. Cavin Tan was ordered to drive the jeep carrying 3 other soldiers by Master Sergeant Lee Kong Kian, even though he didn’t have a Class 3 driving licence, and didn’t have any training in driving jeeps. As...

The number of major train service delays this year for the entire MRT network has hit a new high. The dozen incidents in the first nine months of the year already outstripping the previous high of 11 recorded in 2011. This is according to a report released by the Land Transport Authority. There were eight major disruptions — lasting more than 30 minutes — between January and March. In January alone, three severe disruptions, affecting the North-South and East West Lines (NSEWL). The LTA report also showed that between January and...